Stephen McBean of Black Mountains side-project Pink Mountaintops is exactly what time away from your primary act should be about - a bit of musical freedom and fun or failing that an emotional release. McBean tends to do both, rarely at the same time and on 'Peacock Pools' are hinting that we may be getting a cathartic blast of 70s radio rock with an edge of the kind of metal you'd hear on Planet Rock and let me tell you as someone who gets lifts from his father-in-law from time to time Planet Rock provides a pretty fun trip. Really looking forward to this big goofy rock record.
For those who dig: Black Mountains and members of Destroyer, Death Valley Girls, Ryley Walker's Band, Emily Rose Epstein, Steven McDonald of Red Kross and Dale Crover of Melvins' all contribute so them and big goofy rock but likely there'll also be some folk rock, garage rock and psych rock. Who Knows?